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Was told to FILL the washing machine with clothes - must be FULL of clothes to get them clean - they rub on each other. Is this true? Doesn't sound right to me!

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No. The clothes must be at least 3/4 of the way up the window. This is to help the machine balance the load. Small loads can cause excessive vibrations.

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We have a LG He washing machine. It is 3 years old and get light use. Recently after each use the clothes are covered with brown soft specks How can we deep clean out machine?


hi David.
  1. Fill the washer using the highest load size, hottest water setting, and longest wash.
  2. Open the lid and as the washer tub fills, add a quart of white vinegar (or bleach). ...
  3. Next, add a cup of baking soda. ...
  4. Meanwhile, remove any parts you can and soak them and clean nooks and crannies under the lid.
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Pour the vinegar into a measuring cup and head over to your washing machine.
  1. Add the baking soda mixture to the detergent container of your machine and pour the vinegar into the drum. ...
  2. Use a clean scrubber to rub around the opening of the washing machine, removing stubborn mold or residue.

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Dec 03, 2017 | LG Washing Machines

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Simple Tips to Make Your Washing Machine Last Longer


  1. DON’T OVERLOAD: Overloading not only is damaging to your clothes but also puts unnecessary stress on vital components. Compare overloading your washer to pulling a loaded trailer behind your family car all the time. Extra strain on the motor, transmission and suspension will most certainly shorten the life of your car. Oh, did I say your washer also has a motor, transmission and suspension?...How does overloading damage my clothes? Rubbing together of cottons causes linting. The more rubbing together the more linting and the shorter the life of the garment.
  2. DRAIN HOSE HEIGHT: Be sure to follow manufactures directions regarding proper installation. Washers have small pumps, either self powered or driven by belt off main motor. Ideally, the drain hose should hook into a drain pipe directly behind the console of your washer. If your hose is too high the pump takes longer to evacuate the water from the tub putting stress on your washer and possibly reducing cleaning effectiveness. Too low a drain hose and your water could siphon out of the unit during the wash cycle. I have been on calls where the customer said there washer would wash, stop, fill, wash, stop, fill etc. Water was siphoning from the tub.
  3. RUSTING: Clean surfaces frequently to avoid rusting, especially clean around the bleach dispenser as bleach is corrosive and will cause severe rusting if not kept clean and dry. If rusting has already appeared go to your hardware store and pick up a bottle of rust converter (not rust remover). Follow directions on bottle. This works very well on rust. It can also be painted over after 24 to 48 hours.
  4. SOAP SCUM : To reduce the build up of scum fill your washer with warm water, add a pint of vinegar and let it run through a full cycle.Follow this procedure once a month.
  5. BUY OEM PARTS: When replacing parts on your washer, be sure to buy genuine Whirlpool parts, Frigidaire parts, Kenmore parts, Maytag parts, or parts for whichever brand washer you have. This will guarantee you are using the most reliable replacement parts available.

on Dec 22, 2009 | Washing Machines

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Put rubbing alcohol in washing machine


Run it with a FULL LOAD of water and detergent but NO CLOTHING. It will wash the rest out. If you are near a slop sink, you can just fill it with a hose to dilute any remaining fumes.

Jan 20, 2013 | Washing Machines

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Is there a way to make a precise fill washer fill all the way up with water? there is never enough water to wash a full load of clothes. The store where I bought the machine says it will still clean t


There is a control that determines fill level. If adjustment of the control does not cause the tub to fill enough, the control may be defective

Jan 14, 2013 | GE Washing Machines

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The washer will fill up and go through the cycles, it will drain properly, but then the spin doesn't work proprerly. It does not spin at quickly, only very slowly and a knocking sound will occur. When...


Since you didn't say what brand and model you have I can only give you generic advice. If its a GE washer, it has a belt and sounds like it may be very loose or/and worn out. Other brands have belts as well. if it doesn't have a belt then a knocking sound could mean the transmission is out.

May 15, 2011 | Washing Machines

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HE3t Kennmore water fill level adjustment?


I completely understand your dilemma as I have the same problem with my HE3. I was so frustrated I called a service tech out before my warranty expired and he told me the #1 complaint about these washers is that they don't get the clothes clean. I was surprised at his honesty! He told me to get a water softener and to use hot water but said nothing about clothes that are supposed to be washed in cold water. I asked him how to adjust the water level and he said the sensor is not adjustable but I have been unable to find out if these is true. I agree with you and believe it's because they use too little water. I have come to absolutely hate this washing machine for many reasons. When washing anything long (jeans, pants, long-sleeve shirts, etc) it literally ties the whole load into a clothes knot. You can grab one item and pull the whole load out because it's a huge knot ball. So tell me, how do the clothes get clean (or properly rinse) when they are in a ball and unable to freely move through the water (which isn't there) in the bottom of the tub? Another problem is that it takes a MINIMUM of 3-4 rinse cycles to get the detergent out of the clothes...yes, I use HE detergent. Here's what I do. I use the 'add a garment feature' to interrupt the cycle after the washer has filled. Then I add about 2-3 gallons of additional water to both the wash and 1st/2nd rinse cycles. This has helped immensely but leads to two more reasons I hate the machine. First, that makes it extremely high maintenance to stand waiting for the moment to add water. Second, when adding the additional water, clothes have a tendency to get caught between the rubber gasket and wash tub where they can sit during the entire cycle not getting clean. On the up side I can say I've never had a mechanical problem with the machine. I am sorry and wish I could help more.

May 01, 2009 | Kenmore Washing Machines

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A technician once told me to run my Kenmore Elite 3t ( without clothing ) with some bleach to clean the machine on the inside. I do not have a "clean machine" cycle. However I don't remember how much...


Hello , pour the bleach into where the soap would go [about 2 cups], then fill your softner and bleach containers up as well , run a normal wash with an extra rinse , the bleach will not hurt it so the more the better but to a certain point. this should fix alot of the noticible mildew but to get it all use a brush and scrub with bleach.

Phil

Jan 12, 2009 | Kenmore Elite 45986 Front Load Washer

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Bosch Washer


You know, Dealers would tell you any thing just to sound clever.
it needs a service,The reson being,on the back of the drum and under the drum you get bearings, i think 3 of them,they r filld with grease.Just take if for a service or if you can do it ur self,after that you can clean that door rubber with petrol, YES Petrol :).

Hope this helps you...

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